SAMBA DE MARIA is a band of professional musicians from St.Petersburg, Russia. They take the audience by storm all over the Europe. The musicians share with live acoustic sound of bossa-nova in Portuguese, in English and in Italian languages, they present sensuous improvisations and sunny emotions of Brazil carnival. The band plays famous bossa-nova songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim,Jorge Ben Jor, Luiz Bonfa and other well-known composers in modern arrangements where you can hear jazz-fusion, funk, samba, swing .
Maria Ilina is a professional jazz singer, laureate of many festivals and vocal contests, a competitor of Russian version of Rising Star. Leader vocalist and soul of Samba de Maria band.
Maxim Shishaev is a professional jazz guitarist, improvisator, laureate of David Goloschekin’s jazz contest (Saint Petersburg). Maxim has his own romantic style in jazz improvisation and he is always in demand as an accompanier.
Yoel Gonzalez is a well-known Cuban percussionist , one of the best percussionist of the World (top-100 world rating).
Vladimir Shalnev is a professional bass and double-bass player.
He also plays in well-known jazz-bands of St.Petersburg.